Premier League: Norwich v Liverpool match preview
A look ahead to this
weekend's Premier League fixture at Carrow Road
Friday 28 September 2012
Liverpool will be looking to translate their cup form into the
league when they travel to Carrow Road on Saturday after enduring their worst start to a league season in a century
The Reds, who sit in the relegation zone, are winless in the Premier League after five games for the first time in 101 years.
Liverpool will be without Fabio Borini (foot), Daniel Agger (knee), Joe Cole (hamstring), Martin Kelly (knee) and Lucas (thigh) for the clash, while Jonjo Shelvey begins his three-match ban after being sent off in last week’s loss to Manchester United.
For the home side, defender Sebastien Bassong is a doubt as he was substituted in their loss to Newcastle with hamstring tightness. Norwich midfielder Elliott Bennett returned from a knee injury in their League Cup triumph over Doncaster Rovers on Wednesday, putting him in contention to appear against the Reds, while midfielder Simon Lappin and full-back Steven Whittaker (both ankles) remain in the treatment room.
KICK OFF: Saturday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Norwich 0 Liverpool 3 (Suarez 3), Premier League, April 2012
Liverpool 1 (Bellamy) Norwich 1 (Holt), Premier League, October 2011
Norwich 1 (Jarvis) Liverpool 2 (Garcia, Riise), Premier League, January 2005
Liverpool have scored just four times in five league matches this season.
Since shipping five at Fulham on the opening day of the season, Norwich have only conceded three times in their past four.
Liverpool have never won a game in which referee Mike Jones has taken charge.
Norwich to win: 4.33
Liverpool to win: 1.80
TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.10pm
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